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2005 Mercury Montego

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  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    That's a good analogy, I'm glad more people are aware of the benefits of full frame vehicles. IN this age of crash-can vehicles, most have forgotten the benefits of body on frame vehicles.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I got the toq-tow truck thing, I was referring to the post on pleading the 5th.
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    Interesting points. I'm learning a lot about the auto industry from you. I feel that your Crown Vic/Altima situation is a bit circumstantial, and there are a lot of unknowns, such as speed, seatbelt usage, etc, but point taken.

    Thanks for your continued info on this board.

    ~alpha
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    ANT, what is pleading the 5th?????????
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    DOES ANYONE AGREE??? I LOVE THE SEL PREMIUM WITH WOOD TRIM, WOOD STEERING WHEEL, AND YUMMY LEATHER.
  • hammyztshammyzts Posts: 9
    he means he is pleading the 5th amendment where he doesn't have to speak to defend himself for fear of incriminating himself. "You have the right to remain silent..."-this is is the 5th amendment. This whole thing is an expression. You don't get out much..
  • frasierdogfrasierdog Posts: 128
    I thought we covered this in 7th grade ...

    As well as NOT saying:

    " ... and you know"
    " ... and um ... and um ..."
    " ... it's like, you know .."
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Update: We are now seeing public life of the 3.5L Duratec V6 (Cyclone).

    Detroit News has an article discussing it.
    http://www.detnews.com/2003/autosinsider/0307/15/c01-218065.htm

    This is the engine I mentioned months back would be offered on the 500/Montego/Fresstyle a year after it's introduction. Notice the time line as to when they will begin the engine production.

    A correction on the article, the current 3.0L that will debut on these vehicles, will NOT have 200HP, it'll be a bit more than that.
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    The Accord DOESNT use the 3.5L engine from the Pilot/Ody..

    geez, get the facts straight, DET News.

    ~alpha
  • Hi, I am new to this site and when I saw the picture Of this car, I just fell in-love with it. Does anyone know what the starting price might be. I want to start saving now and I need to know how much overtime I will have to work. I was going to buy a car this fall, but I am willing to wait for this car. Please someone help me with the info I am requesting. Thank you so much for any info anyone can give me.
    Sincerely,
    Nurse_luna
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    So far prices have not been set, and it won't be set for quite awhile, but your looking at $25K-30K.
  • Thank you so much for the pricing info on this car. Do you know if there are any other pictures some place that I can look at. I am really excited about this car. Is this car at auto shows? I am not a big car fan, so I have no idea about car shows and how they are handled. I would just love to see more pic on the interior of this beauty. My brother-in-law works for ford as did my father-in-law. But I don't talk to my brother-in-law very much. He lives about 300 miles away from us. Also, do you know how much room is in the car. Is it bigger then a sable? I was going to buy a mini van this fall, but after seeing this car I decided to wait and save as much as I could. Thank you so much for any additional info you have.
    Sincerely,
    Nurse_Luna
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    No those are the only pictures so far have been shown throught out all the postts on this thread. If there's any pictures that are publically published, then chances are I already entered them onto this thread.

    The vehicle will be larger than the Sable, it's interior volume will measure under the EPA's Full-size classification. The seating will be much more upright, and at butt level when you enter the vehicle. Meaning, you will sit up a bit higher than most other sedans. And as you read, it'll be offered in FWD and AWD versions, etc.

    It's still a year away so you have time to save up for it.
  • a_l_hubcapsa_l_hubcaps Posts: 518
    ANT-

    You said $25-30K pricing on the Montego...will the Ford 500 be cheaper, or are they going to price them side-by-side and rely on a different "image" to differentiate the two cars?

    -Andrew L
  • Dear ANT14,
      Again, thank you for the info you have provided to me. I use to drive a Grand Marquis and I really loved all the room I had in it. Will the Montego be more like that in size? Also, was this at an auto show?...or will it be and when? Thank you so much for all the info you have given me. Hope you have a great weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Nurse_Luna
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Andrew, it'll be priced in the same way current Mecury's are. They are generally a bit more equipped than their Ford counterparts, but if you were to load a Five-Hundred, the same way as a Montego, the price would be almost the same.

    Nurse Luna, a prototype has not yet hit the autoshow circuit, but look for it to possible be displayed at the next round of auto showers at the end of this year/beginning of next year. Yes the interior will be sized as a Full-size, just like the Grand Marquis, but the exterior will not be as huge and bulky as the Grand Marquis.

    The Grand Marquis is quite a bit long because of it's platform, the type of platform, etc. and the packaging is rather unefficient. Whereas the 500/Montego's packaging is much more trim... like the Focus, the interior dimensions are maximized, while keeping trim exterior dimensions.
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    Futura/Murderer (LOL, I'll call it that until they name it)? Will these be in the $20-25K range?
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    No the range will be $25K-30K roughly. The size class is Fullsize.
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    You already said the 500/Montego would be in the $25-30K range. Will the Futura/Murderer be $20-25K and mid-size?
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Yes, although the range will be greater than just $5K from base to, higher trim model. It'll be competitive to other offerings at that time.
  • Hi, ANT14,
       Thank you so much for all the info you have provided to me, I really appreciate it. Do you work for Ford? As I said before, my brother-in-law works for ford, and so did my father-in-law before he retired. Next time I see my brother-in-law I will ask him if he knows anything about the Montego. I just don't know when that will be. Have you ever gone to ebay motors? They have alot of older model cars that are for sale. By the way my Husband had a Montego , He said, about 30(thirty) years ago and just love it. I am going to have a hard time waiting for this car to become available. Anyways, thanks again so much for all the info you have posted and since you Created this thread, for introducing me to the 2005 Montego.
    Sincerely,
    Nurse_Luna
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Glad I could help. Check every so often, I'll be posting more info as it becomes available.
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    A question is being directed to you in the Explorer Sport Trac discussion.
  • My mother used to own a 1975 Mercury Montego sedan that she bought it used in 1980 for about $2,000. She kept this car for twelve years until a car hitted her Montego in an intersection traffic light area. The rear end was smashed badly but the car still ran well after the accident. Because of the high cost of repairing the body, although it was still running with a working air-conditioner, my parents agreed to put this car in the junkyard in 1992. To tell you the truth, I was only eight years old at that time, and I did not know well of this car.

    I remember that this car had a hard time starting every morning everyday when my mom backed her car out from the garage to take me to elementary school. It often leaked some oil. This car actually had power windows, air-conditioning, rear power window lock switch, defroster, and etc... Not sure if it had power door locks. This 1975 Montego sure was pretty well innovated with latest technology. Very few 1975 cars have rear power window lock-switch and air-conditioning unlike today. There were few repairs required in the 1975 Mercury Montego. Some rust did occur but not too noticable.

    My mom replaced her car to a 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser station wagon. Besides my mom's previous car, can anybody tell me what is special about Mercury Montego? Mercury claimed that the Montego was a powerful name in the past. Would love to hear what is special about Montego? Thanks for your help.

                                       Walter Chan
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Walter - I didn't think it was that special myself. It was a Mercury upgrade to the
    Ford Torino, and came with some more options usually, and better seats, but it wasn't a champion performer. I'm glad yours was dependable into the later years. They did have great air conditioners that lasted forever, that's true. The motors were strong and durable. Weak spots were the air pumps and emission controls would fail. Carburators and chokes were problematic in later years of life. Mileage wasn't great. But generally, they ran for a long time with minimal problems.
  • nvbanker: I'm really surprised you mentioned that the air-conditioner does last forever in old Montegos. I always thought that the Montego air-conditioner would break down fast as most of the older Ford vehicles are prone to have many AC problems that were worser than Chrysler and GM. I have no clue if the air conditioner failed before. How can you prove that the AC did last forever? Was it better than Dodge Dart/Plymouth Valiant? Would love to hear it.

                       Walter Chan
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    I can add to this. I have a friend who has an 86 Cougar 5.0, with over 260K miles, and he is still on the original A/C. Nothing A/C wise has failed, and we are talking about humid Miami heat. And I'm surprised at how well it cools, much better than some of todays midsize sedan A/C's. Of course, he does routinly changed the
    "freon" (He hasn't switched, nor plans to, to R134) and also adds a bit of compressor oil as well to lubricate.

    I have read some positive feedback over the A/C installed in those generations Cougar/Tbird/Mustang fitted with the 5.0.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    My father drove cars for a living in sales. He put about 30,000 a year on a car. He had a 78 LTD II, that I bought from my mother when he died, in 83 and drove two more years. I can guarantee you that the A/C never was even charged, let alone have any parts replaced in 7 years. I sold it to my attorney in 85, and he kept it until 1988, and never serviced the A/C either. So for the first 10 years of its life, it cooled its living guts out in Las Vegas 115 degree summers with no service. Dad's experience with Ford A/C in that genre was that the compressors would last consistently over 100,000 miles, and rarely would they need service, or even a charge. So, I don't get this old wive's tale about Ford having inferior air. I have little experience with Chrysler, but GM never had air IMO that would rival a Ford, in longevity, or in performance. Now, I did have a 76 Pinto that had a noisy compressor and a leak, but it worked great when it was charged. It was my only problem Ford A/C.

    My conclusion therefore is that, generally, Fords had very competent A/C. Frankly, I think they still have the best A/C in the business, except in the Town Car.
  • wsag26wsag26 Posts: 124
    Lincoln is already planning to cancel production of the Aviator in 2005. Has Ford ever thought of phasing out the two, since ratings are very low... and not much people are looking up to them these days?

    Mercury is going to have a tough time convincing buyers that buying the Monterey minivan this Fall is any different than buying a Ford Freestar. There gonna have the same problems with the Mariner SUV and the Monterey. Is it worth it?
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